Steed Thoroughbred bike review - a singlespeed with classic looks that's perfect for modern urban riding

It might only have one gear but this low-priced, practical, steel commuter could tick a lot of boxes

Steed Thoroughbred against a grey wall
(Image credit: Ed Westrop)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Steed Thoroughbred is a smart singlespeed bike that succeeds in blending modern ease of adjustability and generous tyre clearances with gorgeous classic looks. It’s classy, robust, eminently affordable at £475, and serves as the perfect workhorse for the city-dwelling, singlespeed loving cyclist.

Reasons to buy
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    Timeless looks

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    Quality frame and components

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    Lovely ride feel

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    Low price

Reasons to avoid
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    Flat bar might not suit faster riders

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At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Steed Thoroughbred is an impeccably maintained bike from an earlier age. From the classic geometry to the powder coated steel, this frame has a timeless, honest beauty about it.

Like the best singlespeed and fixed gear bikes, the Steed embodies the 'less is more' ethos.

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